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Success! Abner from Guatemala raised $1,162 to fund malnutrition treatment.

Abner
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  • $1,162 raised, $0 to go
$1,162
raised
$0
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Fully funded
Abner's treatment was fully funded on December 11, 2017.

Photo of Abner post-operation

July 26, 2017

Abner underwent malnutrition treatment.

Since beginning treatment for lactation failure, Abner has been gaining weight and growing stronger. Because Abner’s mother could not produce breastmilk to feed her son, Abner had fallen into acute malnutrition. Now, however, Abner is taking his formula well and has even begun to eat solid foods. With continued treatment, we are confident that Abner will continue along this healthy trajectory.

Abner’s mother says, “I am happy and grateful for the support we are receiving. Thank you also for the filter, for this helps not just my son but my whole family. I will keep doing all I can to fight for my son’s wellbeing, for I wish that he can become a great person in the future and be able to choose the profession that he likes.”

Since beginning treatment for lactation failure, Abner has been gaining weight and growing stronger. Because Abner’s mother could not produc...

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June 9, 2017

Abner is a four-month-old baby boy from Guatemala’s rural highlands. While his father works as a day laborer, his mother stays at home to take care of the family and sell hand-woven textiles. Abner is the fifth child in his family. Because Abner’s mother cannot produce breastmilk, Abner is already malnourished.

Underweight and small for his age, Abner often cries from hunger. His mother can only afford warm sugar water to soothe him, however this diet has dangerous implications for Abner’s health. Lactation failure can lead to starvation, dehydration, and electrolyte imbalances that can cause seizures and compromise brain development.

To help his condition, Abner requires a formal nutrition plan, which he is scheduled to receive on June 9. Our medical partner, Wuqu’ Kawoq, is requesting $1,162 to fund formula, nutrient supplements, and health education for Abner’s mother that will teach her how to provide a nutritious, inexpensive diet for her son and monitor Abner’s health.

With this treatment, Abner’s immune system will strengthen, and he will grow up to be a healthy, energetic baby.

Abner is a four-month-old baby boy from Guatemala's rural highlands. While his father works as a day laborer, his mother stays at home to ta...

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Abner's Timeline

  • June 9, 2017
    PROFILE SUBMITTED

    Abner was submitted by Hannah Shryer, Complex Care Coordinator/Research Intern at Wuqu’ Kawoq, our medical partner in Guatemala.

  • June 20, 2017
    PROFILE PUBLISHED

    Abner's profile was published to start raising funds.

  • June 26, 2017
    TREATMENT OCCURRED

    Abner received treatment at Clinic Miller. Medical partners often provide care to patients accepted by Watsi before those patients are fully funded, operating under the guarantee that the cost of care will be paid for by donors.

  • July 26, 2017
    TREATMENT UPDATE

    Abner's treatment was successful. Read the update.

  • December 11, 2017
    FULLY FUNDED

    Abner's treatment was fully funded.

Funded by 38 donors

Funded by 38 donors

Treatment
Lactational Failure
  • Cost Breakdown
On average, it costs $1,162 for Abner's treatment
Hospital Fees
$0
Medical Staff
$0
Medication
$835
Supplies
$55
Other
$272

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